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Setting up Yahoo! Mail

Setting Postbox up to work with Yahoo! Mail

Prior to setting up your Yahoo account(s) in Postbox, go to Account Security option of your Yahoo Account, and make sure to enable the "Allow apps that use less secure sign in' option.

  1. In Postbox, go to File > New > Mail Account.
  2. Enter your full name in the Your Name field.
  3. Enter your Yahoo! email address (username@yahoo.com) in the Email Address field.
  4. Enter description in the Description field (can be anything).
  5. Enter your Yahoo account password in the Password field.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Once Postbox pulls your account settings, click OK.
  8. Click on your newly created Yahoo! account in the folder pane, and then click the Get Mail button in the toolbar.

That should be it! Enjoy!

Yahoo IMAP Settings

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 993
  • Requires SSL - Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Your login info

  • Email address - Your full email address (name@domain.com)
  • Password - Your account's password
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Yahoo POP Settings

Incoming Mail (POP) Server

  • Server - pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 995
  • Requires SSL - Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires TLS - Yes (if available)
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Your login info

  • Email address - Your full email address (name@domain.com.)
  • Password - Your account's password.
  • Requires authentication - Yes

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